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Improve Aircraft Cabin Air Quality

Studies and first hand accounts continue to document poor air quality onboard aircraft, heightening concern for crew members and the flying public. While poor air quality affects everyone, the impact of contaminated and poor cabin air especially affects flight attendants since the cabin is their workplace.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aircraft manufacturers, and the […]

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Stop Amtrak's Outsourcing Plan

The future of Amtrak has reached an important crossroad.  Amtrak’s unqualified Board is pushing the Administration’s “reforms” to dismantle Amtrak through risky privatization and outsourcing proposals.  Congress is debating the company’s next annual appropriation while a long-term funding bill gains momentum in the Senate led by Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).  And […]

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Letter to Mary Peters Prior to Confirmation as Transportation Secretary on Foreign Control

Ms. Mary Peters Secretary-Designate U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC  20590 Dear Ms. Peters: If confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation, you will inherit enormous responsibilities as the nation’s chief steward of America’s multi-modal transportation system.  Because our members in the aviation industry care deeply about their professions and about […]

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Oppose Isakson Amendment to Eliminate Safety & Health Protections for Port Workers

September 14, 2006 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the International Longshoremen’s Association, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, I am writing to urge you to vote no on an amendment to the port security bill, H.R. 4954, to be offered by Senator Isakson that would shield port employers from liability for […]

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Make our Ports More Secure: Support the Kerry Worker Training Amendment

Dear Senator: As the Senate works to complete debate on port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I urge your support for a bi-partisan amendment, led by Senator John Kerry, to ensure strong security training requirements for longshore and other port workers. Properly preparing hundreds of thousands of port workers for the event of a terrorist threat […]

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Weak Worker Security Training in Port Security Bill

The Honorable Daniel Inouye, Co-Chair Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee 508 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC  20510 Dear Senator Inouye: With the Senate moving rapidly to complete port security legislation, H.R. 4954, I wanted to express our deep concern regarding the weak worker security training provisions currently included in the Senate bill. Since the […]

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Support the Inouye-Dorgan-Specter Amendment to Stop Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines

Dear Senator: When the Appropriations Committee considers the FY 2007 TTHUD bill later today, Senators Inouye, Dorgan and Specter will offer an amendment to prevent the Department of Transportation (DOT) from finalizing or implementing its proposal to permit foreign interests, including foreign airlines, to control U.S. airlines.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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Vote for Murray Amendment to Preserve Fairness for Amtrak Workers

Dear Senator: At today’s Subcommittee mark-up of the Transportation, Treasury Appropriations bill, Senator Murray will offer an amendment to strike a provision in the bill that would inappropriately interfere in the collective bargaining relationship between Amtrak and its workers.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, I urge you to vote for this amendment […]

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Comments to the TSA and Coast Guard on Transportation Worker Identification Credentials

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN THE MARITIME SECTOR; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ENDORSEMENT FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; USCG-2006-24196 The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) is pleased to submit comments […]

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DOT Proposal to Allow Foreign Interests to Exercise Actual Control Over U.S. Airlines

The Honorable Jeffery Shane U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, SW, Nassif Building Room PL-401 Washington, DC  20590-001 RE: Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  Docket No. OST-2003-15759 Dear Mr. Shane: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , I am writing to express our continued opposition to the Department […]

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